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There is a formula that can be used to predict the amount of space required for any given database.

Following is a description of the variables and their respective descriptions:

Variables Descriptions
D The expected number of documents in a content database
The average size of the documents to be stored
L The number of list items (roughly three times the number of documents
V The number of retained version for a document; the default value is 1 for the document
M The estimated amount of metadata (a constant of 10 KB that can be adjusted if your environment  is more metadata-intensive

An estimate for size of any given content database is the given by this formula Read more

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